Mega salary and Saudi ambassador
Ronaldo’s desert madness is fixed
One of the greatest footballers of all time leaves the big stage: Cristiano Ronaldo (37) moves to Saudi Arabia for a mega salary – and apparently for additional services.
Thumbs up to the Saudi contract: Cristiano Ronaldo has signed in Riyadh.
Cristiano Ronaldo has committed himself to Saudi Arabia! The five-time world footballer signs a contract in the desert metropolis of Riyadh that not only guarantees him 200 million francs a year, but should also make him a face for the 2030 World Cup.
Ronaldo will earn around 200 million francs at his new club Al-Nassr for the next two and a half years – per season. The Spanish sports newspaper “Marca” already revealed the insane sum during the World Cup. Converted: half a million Swiss francs a day!
Departure from the big stage
After falling out with Manchester United, this means a massive wage upgrade for the Portuguese. According to the “Sun”, he is said to have earned around 29 million a year with the Premier League club. Now he gets seven times more. For this he turns his back on the big European football stage.
If he fulfills his contract in Saudi Arabia, we will probably never see Ronaldo on the floor of Europe’s top clubs. Never again in the Champions League, where he really wanted to be there every year, where he was top scorer seven times and holds the goal record with 140 goals. It would remain at five CR7 premier class titles.
Ronaldo as Saudi ambassador
Apparently, Ronaldo is said to be a face in the Arabian Peninsula for much longer than the summer of 2025. After two and a half years as a player, he is intended as Saudi ambassador for their candidacy for the 2030 World Cup. This component brings the «Marca» to light.
According to the “Times”, Saudi Arabia could apply together with Egypt and Greece for the World Cup in a good seven years. The World Cup is to be awarded in 2024. By then, Ronaldo will have earned hundreds of millions of francs in the Middle East. (str)
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